Strategies are the best way to go for the geriatric set, but donāt sell Arnie short.
This does not mean, however, that the Arnie Schwarzenegger approach is of no value to the geriatric set.
Although the gains through memory practice may be minimal, it is better to make progress in inches than to recede in miles.
I would do it (I do do it) just for the neural health of it. Especially since it has been recently demonstrated that the adult has the capacity to regenerate new nerve cells!
This takes place in the hippocampus, which is also a neural center for learning.
To insure the best growth environment for this trickle of new cells, stimulation of this area may be very important.
Learning new things would seem highly appropriate for this purpose. Here, in the Notes, is an interesting and relevant discussion on memory rehabilitation and Lymes disease in adults.
NOTES: Here is an example of software for cognitive rehabilitation including memory.